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First Listen: Carly Pearce, 'Every Little Thing'

In country music, the pendulum has always swung between the extremes of pop and twang. Every Little Thing is a reminder that nimble young music-makers can have it both ways.

In country music, the pendulum has always swung between the extremes of pop-friendly silkenness and raw-boned twang, a dialectic that the late Richard Peterson codified in his influential, two-decade-old text . There's a perception that the tension between the two has intensified in an era when some of the millennial acts releasing music through country channels come off less as pop-country crossover candidates than pop natives. , the debut album from Carly Pearce

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